Does the whole process of homemade soap-making scare you? No worries. Melt-and-pour glycerin soap bases are readily available and easy to use. Create decorative glycerin soap in your spare time to use at home or give as gifts.
Many craft stores sell glycerin soap bases. They are inexpensive and easily customized. You can add any combination of herbs or essential oils to your liking. Glycerin is sold in solid, meltable blocks. You can get clear, olive oil or shea butter bases. They even come in different colors.
Types of herbs
You can use whatever herb combination you like. I love the smell of lavender and basil together. Other popular herbs for soap use include peppermint, sweet mint and rosemary. Mix in some citrus rind along with the herbs for an extra burst of freshness. If you do not have access to fresh herbs, then dried ones work well too!
The fragrance is very relaxing and calming to the body and mind. The health benefits of lavender include its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.
This herb prevents acne outbreaks and also speeds up the healing process of acne lesions. The oil in fresh basil leaves helps clear bacteria from the skin that contribute to clogged pores.
Wrap the soap in pretty paper or tissue wrap. Tie with some twine, and you have homemade soap ready for gifting.
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